Jesus & Buddha
Disciple?: I have heard that you are two of the wisest men in the land and so I have come
to you in hopes of advise. I am scared for my future and for the future of my newborn daughter. Can you tell me what is in store for us or give me an assurance me that we will be all right?
Jesus: Do not worry about your life. Do not worry about food, drink, the body. Life is more than these things. Believe in your heavenly Father. He knows what you need and will provide you with it if you practice and have faith in his teachings. Strive for the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.
Buddha: No. Comfort in the present and future must come from inside the self , not from a God.
In meditation you will find the truth of life that will set you free from worry.
Don't chase after the past,
Don't seek the future;
The past is gone
The future hasn't come
But see clearly on the spot
That object which is now,
While finding and living in
A still, unmoving state of mind.
This focus on the present is the beginning of the path to enlightenment which is comfort through understanding. When you are able to keep your mind focused on the present in a 'still, unmoving state of mind' you have reached enlightenment, where you will be beyond all emotion including suffering and worry.
Jesus: That is not so. A search for the entire true of life can never make you content in your life because you can never know everything there is. That is for God alone to know. To enter the kingdom...